Episode 23 – Who’s Who in the Talmud: R. Meir and Elisha Ben Avuyah / Acher

Rabbi Yuter discusses the passage in B. Chagiga 15a-b regarding the rabbinic heretic Elisha Ben Avukah aka “Acher” and his relationship with R. Meir, focusing on the particularly Babylonian influence of the narrative.

R. Meir and Elisha Ben Avuyah / Acher Sources (PDF)

R. Meir and Elisha Ben Avuyah / Acher

Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law Part 3: Halakhic Labor Laws

In part 3 of his Economics and Social Justice series, Rabbi Yuter addresses the topic of Jewish Labor Laws from a holistic perspective, balancing the rights and obligations of both the employer and the employee.

Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law – Halakhic Labor Laws Sources (PDF)

Economics and Social Justice in Jewish Law – Halakhic Labor Laws

Episode 22: Politics of Exclusion – Nodeh Beyehuda and R. Yaakov Emden

Rabbi Yuter’s Politics of Exclusion class continues with the Nodeh Beyehuda and R. Yaakov Emden responding to the rationalism of the late 1700’s. Includes reference to Alice’s Restaurant.

Nodeh Beyehuda and R. Yaakov Emden Sources (PDF)

Politics of Exclusion – Nodeh Beyehuda and R. Yaakov Emden